Saturday, July 17, 2010

Beautiful Bows...and another Kraftin' Kimmie July Preview!!

Gotta love Saturdays...we've got double the fun over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog today. Not only is it time for a brand new challenge, but the Krafty Girls have all used stamps from the July Release! There's only one more sleep until you can get your inky paws on these fabulous stamps...tomorrow is our July Release Day Blog Hop!

Before I show you my challenge card for today, I would like to take a moment to express my appreciation to all of you!! It means so much to me that you take the time out of your busy lives to stop by my little blog. Your sweet comments just make my day...THANK YOU so very much!

Your lovely hostess this week is the incredibly talented Krista...her challenge is "Beautiful Bows". This a great chance to use up some of the abundance of ribbon we all have in our craft stash.

For my card today, I'm bringing you a sneak peak at another beautiful fairy tale princess by artist Annie Rodrigue...introducing "Rapunzel"! Just look at those tresses. Gorgeous! I paired Rapunzel up with some pretty paper from both DCWV's "Once Upon a Time" and My Mind's Eye (sorry...this was from my stash, so I'm not sure of the collection name). I made a medallion with various Spellbinders (Fleur De Lis, Ovals and Scalloped Ovals) and then popped Rapunzel up on foam squares. The bow was tied with the assistance of my Bow-Easy...a tool no cardmaker should be without!

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, E31, E33, E35, E37, E59 Clothes: RV000, RV95, V91, V95, C7 Crown: E50, Y11, Y21, Y17

Hop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to see the STUNNING projects made by the Krafty Girls this week. Then break out your ribbon and get tying some bows to enter in the challenge this week. If you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp, you will have the chance to win Snow White, the stamp Krista used on her beautiful card this week.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the July Release Blog Hop! All the fantastic stamps you've been seeing during the previews will be available for purchase tomorrow...oh, and I'm pretty sure Kimmie will have some prizes up for grabs too!

See you tomorrow friends, and thanks for stopping by today!



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Rapunzel" with accessory stamp and sentiment
Ink:Memento, Copic markers, Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, My Mind's Eye, DCWV
Embellishments: Dollar store metal corners and pearls, Prima hydrangeas, jewelry spacers, ribbon, Sakura glitter pen
Tools: Spellbinders, Bow-Easy


Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card and I looooove your coloring! especially the hair!!

Renkata said...

Hi Melanie, it's a pleasure to visit your blog. Such a gorgeous projects and colouring.

Jocelyne Chevarie said...

I know that I told you that before, but your coloring is really amazing. We can almost touch her hair.
Have a really nice day

Jocelyne Chevarie said...


I know I told you that before, but your coloring is amazing. We can almost touch her hair.

Have a really nice day,

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Honestly, I'm running out of words to describe your designs, Melanie!! Sheesh! She's stunning and they way you colour hair is out of this world! Love the papers and the colours and cluster of lovely flowers!

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely gorgeous Melanie, love her hair!!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Melanie - I'm always amazed by your colouring, her hair looks so REAL!

♥Rach♥ said...

She's so pretty Melanie! I can't even imagine how long her hair took you :0) The design is just beautiful and so fancy, love it.

Barb said...

Another stunner, Melanie! I just can't get over her hair... fabulous!